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About Danielle

Danielle Garbien represents energy and commodities companies, financial institutions, private equity companies and hedge funds in a wide range of complex energy financing, investments and commodity and hedging transactions, with a focus on power and renewable energy. She advises on structuring hedges for the financing and acquisition of energy facilities; renewable energy transactions, including solar and wind development and offtake arrangements; total return swaps to pass-through risks from seller to buyer; long-term supply and credit facilities for retail and wholesale energy contracts; prepaid natural gas and electricity transactions; and long-term natural gas cross-border supply arrangements with related credit support obligations.


Recent Notable Matters

Commodity trading arm of major financial institution — 12-year secured hedge transaction in connection with a 200 megawatt wind project in Starr County, Texas*

Commodity trading arm of major financial institution — five-year revenue put hedge transaction backstopping $700 million in construction financing for financing 1,200 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle facility in Will County, Illinois*

Network of not-for-profit, local energy cooperatives — community development initiative to install 1.2 megawatts-DC of community shared solar panels on the roofs of scattered site public housing apartment buildings and complexes*

Large energy producer — structuring and negotiating long-term energy supply and credit facilities with several power and natural gas retailers*

Private equity renewable power company — developing and structuring total return swap arrangement across various affiliates*

Commodity trading arm of major financial institution — negotiating long-term SPP capacity contract from a certain wind generation facility located in Oklahoma*

Commodity trading arm of major financial institution — structuring long-term purchase and sale of Texas Renewable Energy Credits from a certain solar generation facility in Texas*

Global energy and commodities trading company — $3.5 billion acquisition of physical energy and commodities business*

Global energy company — restructuring of a secured hedge transaction and credit facility*

Commodity trading arm of major financial institution — acquisition of physical gas inventory and storage facilities business*

Retail energy provider — acquisition of retail power and gas business and related assets*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Publications and Speeches

“Industry Perspective on the Green New Deal,” Moderator, S&P Global Platts Northeast Power and Gas Markets Conference, New York, May 2019



American University, Washington College of Law,
Boston College,

Bar Admissions

New York
Massachusetts (non-active member)
Washington, DC (non-active member)





Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Law Clerk to Administrative Law Judge George H. Painter, 2001
American University, Washington College of Law
The American University Law Review
Note and Comment Editor